George Mason UniversitySchool of Business
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Ray, Abhishek

Academic Unit:Information Systems and Operations Management
Position:Assistant Professor
Office Location:Enterprise Hall, Room 103
Office Hours:By Appointment
Research Interests:
  • Digital Economy - Theoretical & Empirical implications of digital goods and services.
  • Decentralized Economy arising out of Blockchain Technologies.
  • Combinatorial Optimization problems in real world applications e.g. - Combinatorial Auctions.
  • Economic applications of Machine Learning.
  • PhD (expected Fall 2019), Purdue University
  • MS Industrial Engineering, Purdue University
  • MS Economics, Purdue University
  • MBA, IMT Ghaziabad, India
  • B Tech, NIT Allahabad, India

Abhishek Ray is a PhD candidate in the Management Information Systems program at Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. In addition to pursuing PhD, Abhishek holds an MS in Economics and an MS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, a B.Tech. (Electrical Engineering) from the National Institute of Technology Allahabad and an MBA. from IMT, Ghaziabad, India. Prior to joining the program, Abhishek worked for five years in the IT Consulting industry. His research interests are in the domain of digital & decentralized economies as a result of evolving technologies, mechanism design & game theoretical policy problems in online platforms and computational problems arising due to big data. Hi methodological training is in economic theory, linear & non-linear optimization and machine learning. His work has been featured in international conferences such as ICIS 2017, IEEE Blockchain 2018 and EVOCOP 2018. He is a member of INFORMS, POMS and SIAM. 

Research and Awards:
  • Ray, A. and Ventresca, M., 2018, April. “An Ant Colony Approach for the Winner Determination Problem”. In European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization (pp. 174-188). Springer, Cham., Parma, Italy, 2018.
  • Ray, A., Ghasemkhani, H. and Kannan, K.N., 2017. “Ad-Blockers, Advertisers, and Internet: The Economic Implications of Ad-Blocker Platforms” Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Seoul, South Korea, 2017.